A council ward in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue state, Moor, has been sacked and taken over by armed Fulani herdsmen.
According to a report by Vanguard, the crisis, which began in 2013, has left over 100 persons dead and about 8,000 displaced.
A source was quoted to have said: “Moor in Kwande Local Government Area is now an occupied territory.”
“Herdsmen have sacked the inhabitants from their ancestral homes and taken over the council ward. The crisis started as far back as 2013 and has led to the death of over 100 persons and many others injured.”
“All the local government clinics, including 21 primary and secondary schools in the area, have been completely destroyed. The indigenes of the community are refugees in other communities.”
The Executive Secretary of the Benue State Emergency Management Agency, Boniface Otese, confirmed the news, stating that the agency had been working to provide the displaced persons with necessary relief materials.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer, Moses Yamu, said the Force, army and other security agencies were working to make sure the indigenes of Moor returns home.